Na­tional Parks

BBC Wildlife Magazine - - Contents -

Fauna and flora to look out for in Nepal’s Chit­wan Na­tional Park

Gazetted in 1973 in the low­land Terai re­gion, Nepal’s first na­tional park is dom­i­nated by trop­i­cal and sub­trop­i­cal forests, with sub­stan­tial grass­land and wet­land ar­eas (Bee­s­hazar and sur­round­ing lakes com­prise a Ram­sar site). It’s home to an al­lur­ing ar­ray of mam­mals, more than 520 bird species and a host of am­phib­ians and rep­tiles.

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